Patrolman David Wayne Clark

Patrolman David Wayne Clark

Shawnee Police Department, Oklahoma

End of Watch Saturday, August 16, 1980

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David Wayne Clark

Patrolman Clark was killed in an automobile during a pursuit at approximately 0400 hours. Patrolman Clark began chasing a vehicle on Kickapoo Street and pursued the vehicle about three miles out of town. Patrolman Clark's vehicle then left the roadway, overturned after hitting an embankment and burst into flames.

The suspect was never charged due to a lack of evidence.

Patrolman Clark was survived by his parents, brother and two sisters.


  • Age 22
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge 49

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender No charges filed

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David was my friend, we grew up together. He went to work at Shawnee about the same time I did at Tecumseh. I was sitting the desk and listened to every minute of the pursuit in which he was murdered. I say murder because it was an intentional attack on the part of the other driver that killed him. I took Shawnee's senior officers to his parent house the next morning, they wouldn't let me stay. This was a very hard time for me, both as a police officer and a family friend. David was a good friend, a fine man, a fine police officer. He was taken from us far too soon and justice was NEVER served. I'll never forget him.

Cpt. (retired) Robert Branson
Shawnee Fire Department

March 24, 2020

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